Events | In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak

Wednesday, October 26th through Friday, December 16th.

A special exhibit during Jewish book month

Popular children’s author Maurice Sendak’s childhood in New York City inspired many of his most beloved books, such as Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen. Illustrations in these works are populated with friends, family, and the sights, sounds and smells of New York in the 1930s. But Sendak was also drawn to photos of ancestors, and he developed a fascination with the shtetl world of European Jews. This exhibition reveals the push and pull of New and Old Worlds in Sendak’s work and shows how Sendak’s artistic journey has led him deeper into his family’s history and his Jewish identity.

Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine

Free admission

Info: (514) 345-2627

ext. 3006 or 3015